BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Easy French Twist

A simple french twist is a classic up-do that is perfect for a variety of occasions. If you’ve ever wondered how to achieve this chic style, we have just the guide for you! Follow the steps below to see how to use chopsticks to create the perfect french twist!

French Twist

Steps:

1. Lightly backcomb the lower half of your hair for fullness.
2. Next, pull all of your hair to one side and fasten with a clear hair-tie.
3. Using chopsticks, grab the ponytail just above the hair-tie.
4. With both hands, carefully twist up and around, tucking the ends into the top of the twist.
5. Leaving the chopsticks in, bobby-pin the french twist until it feels secure.
6. Slowly pull the sticks up and out to reveal your french twist!

FashionParis Haute Couture Fashion Week 2014 Street Style

Paris Couture Week may have come to an end, but our style recap has only just begun! Aside from the amazing couture fashion on the runway, the street style of attendees is almost equally anticipated! Even with cloudy weather and a bit of rain, these fashionistas hit the pavement in their couture week best. Check out some of the fab trending styles that we spotted on the streets of Paris below.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Pretty Midis - In just about every shade and material, flowing high-waisted midi skirts were in abundance! We love how this classic silhouette pairs perfectly with a basic blouse or top, or a fun shoe, for a bold statement!

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Oversized Outerwear – From bold prints to bright solids, these sophisticated swing coats give a nod to the 60s with a modern twist. Several of these oversized coats were styled with dresses or skirts of equal length, or the coat fully buttoned and worn as a dress itself!

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Cool Denim – Straight from their moms’ closets, vintage-inspired denim was spotted on several show-goers this year; with high-waisted and oversized cuts being a popular choice. We love the juxtaposition a modern shoe or accessory brings to this look!

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Chic Trousers – Last and certainly not least, the ever-so-chic ivory trouser was a go-to that not only worked well for the occasion, but brought a bit of breezy comfort to the days’ looks. From fitted and ankle-grazing, to wide and lengthy, you really can’t go wrong with this classic pant choice.

 

What were some of your favorite street looks from Paris Couture Week? Let us know below!

 

(Photos courtesy of wmagazine.com, vanityfair.com, harpersbazaar.com, nytimes.com, elle.com)

BeautyMani Monday: Pink Strawberry Nail Tutorial

It’s strawberry fields forever with this week’s pink, dotted strawberry nail tutorial! Half moon manis are must have this season, and we love how the placement of the green strawberry leaves create a fun version of the look. Grab your favorite pink, green and yellow polish and give this summertime statement a try!

strawberry nail

 

XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

ContestsName the Dress #212

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Winning Dress Name: When In Monochrome

Winner: Chrissy

GeneralHome Chic Home: Summer Patio Party Must-Haves

In preparation for the warm summer months ahead, we have been on the hunt for chic decor inspiration for outdoor entertaining! The cool blues, shimmering metallics and splashes of print in this roundup create a crisp presentation all while capturing the warmth and flavor of a summer night. Whether you’re planning a daytime picnic or a romantic garden party for two, our Summer Patio Party Must-Haves will add some ambiance to your outdoor bash!

summer patio party

Shop this roundup:

1. Soho, Yum Plate 2. Edison-Style 10-Bulb String Lights 3. Beverage Dispenser 4. Tabletop Fireplace 5. Exton Tray 6. Rope Outdoor Drinkware 7. Almoco Flatware 8. Potter’s Workshop Tableware – Blue